(BODYBUILDERS TODAY @ 10 IN THE CITN CAFE'!)
Thanks for your response to the pictures of Jesus and the children of the world. Without going into any detail, at the end of the day Monday, with all of its drama, the picture of that concept just gave me a real sense of peace, and it was all that I wanted to say, and all I wanted to share with you. I love the fact that, when necessary, I can communicate to those of you who know my voice without words. And between those pics and here I have re-posted three articles that have been repeatedly requested. So there you have it, and that’s why there are so many comments under the pictures, and none (at the time of this writing) under the other articles.
Yesterday I took Jonah to get his learner’s license, and he passed his test and did well, and then we went driving out on the open road. Again, he did very well driving, but I gotta tell ya…there’s something about riding with them when they first get behind the wheel that is just really terrifying, regardless of how much faith you have! When I got back to the office I just had to sit at my desk for a little while in the dark and be real quiet and real still. I'm proud to say that I taught all four of my kids to drive, but man, it doesn't get any easier as you get older and more experienced!
Then, last night we were supposed to celebrate Jared’s birthday (he’ll turn 25 on 8/8/08, but we’ll be in Washington for the GPF that day), and he was flying in from somewhere (we never know what country he’s in), but we never heard from him (still haven’t at the time of this writing). He was supposed to have landed around 7PM, and I texted and called several times, but no Jared. So we celebrated his birthday without him because Debye had already cooked. I guess we’ll try again Sunday night when we get back in town.
And since I’m going on and on about my children, let me say that I was happy to find out today that Christina and Daisson and Sofia are coming up to Washington for the GPF (his brother and sister-in-law live in the D.C. area), so that’s cool. And, also, we got confirmation today that Judah and Pastor Scott will definitely be performing their rap “One Family Under God” in front of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday! Again…cool!
It’s unlikely that I’ll be doing anything with the blog until we get back in town on Sunday. We have the ACLC (American Clergy Leadership Conference) all day Thursday and Friday, along with press conferences and planning meetings for Saturday’s big event…Deb and I are flying up Thursday morning, and Judah and Jonah are flying up Thursday night with Pastors Scott and Lindsey…so be sure to communicate today if you can (you will still be able to send comments while I’m out of town, I just can’t guarantee that they’ll be posted quickly). And those of you who are flying or driving up to Washington…be safe, and be sure to find us on the mall.
Anyway, I’ve got a good word for tonight, so be sure to be a part of it. And check out the re-posted articles, especially if you are relatively new to the blog.
P.S. I love you, Anonymous @ 10:06 from yesterday...according to Ricky Bobby, it's in the Geneva Convention that you can say absolutely anything as long as you preface it with "With all due respect"!